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4 CT Towns Among Top 100 Places To Live In U.S

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October 15, 2021


Connecticut towns were named among the 100 best places to live in the nation. Rankers praised their history, beauty, walkability and more.

RJ Scofield,Patch Staf | Posted Fri, Oct 15, 2021 at 4:46 pm ET|Updated Sun, Oct 17, 2021 at 3:57 pm ET


CONNECTICUT — Four Connecticut towns are among the best 100 places to live in America, according to a new ranking released by the community research outlet Livability.

Norwalk ranked highest at 59th overall, with Livability noting the city's incredible diversity and its position nestled along the water of Long Island Sound.

"...residents have a high quality of life, with access to great schools, distinct neighborhoods and robust health care offerings," Livability said about Norwalk. "Rounded out with beaches, parks, historic sites and the Norwalk River, this city is full of beautiful scenery and lots of outdoor recreation options."

Hartford ranked next at 69th, while Danbury was ranked 85th. Livability gave Hartford strong praise as "an arts and culture heavy-hitter, home to spots like The Mark Twain House & Museum, the Harriet Beecher Stowe CenterThe Bushnell Center for the Performing Arts and the Wadsworth Atheneum Museum of Art."

The authors said "...Danbury is home to ... great shopping, tons of parks and open spaces, top-notch health care and lots of arts and entertainment options."

New Haven rounded out the list at 87th and the authors said "It offers a high quality of life, thanks to its thriving restaurant and bar scene, arts and cultural offerings, walkable downtown and outdoor recreation opportunities."

Livability.com considered more than 1,000 small to mid-sized cities in the ranking process. The outlet surveyed residents on factors like safety, affordability, economic stability, outdoor recreation, accessibility, and community engagement.

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